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Anyone had this problem and how did they sort it. Mine look rubbish now
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Don't know how old your GTS is, but I got mine in late 2015 (floor model), ridden it mostly year-round on the East Coast of the U.S. (i.e. hugging the coast quite closely), and, at most, the pegs have a slight bit of what might be corrosion. Then, too, I tend to clean the bike up on a regular basis on account of my close connection to the salty shoreline.
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Bet you use your gts in the winter , It's common for corrosion to get under the lacquer.
Solution remove pegs clean off old lacquer/ polish / re-Lacquer .
You could also have them powder coated if you have a place local to you .
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Re: Vespa gts 300 corroded footpegs
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Anyone had this problem and how did they sort it. Mine look rubbish now
That's salt corrosion, that is not much different from the one you can see on the water pump.. It is only superficial, but it definitely doesn't look nice..

Can't remember the name, but there are chemical products available to clean it up.. Not sure is worth it as they cost a bit, and they are a PITA to use..

Powder coating as suggested by super-fly is not a bad solution...

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The little spring on the exhaust.. Is that an Akrapovič?
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Andrew, as the guys are saying, it's only a bit of corrosion. My GTS is in it's 5th year and the pegs are still fairly ok. However, this summer I'll pop them off and use a mild cutting compound to remove the lacquer and polish them up. With yours being a bit more corroded, you will need to use some fine wire wool initially to remove the corrosion and then spend some time with a cutting compound to polish them. An electric polisher will help but you can do it by hand if you need to. You then have the option of keeping them as they are and just polish them every couple of months (they polish up to a chrome like finish by the way) or re-coating them with clear lacquer. I always give them at least two coats of lacquer. That way they won't need doing again for years if you do it right. I'd just do the that with yours to be honest. It makes the bike look so different without that corrosion.
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It is the problem of aluminum, it is beautiful to look at but not totally corrosion-proof; then on the footrests rub the soles of the shoes ... added wear.
One of the methods used to block the oxidation of aluminum consists (after removing both the oxide and cleaning the affected part well) in using a zinc spray .... metallic zinc not zinc paint, but so on the surface becomes opaque.
Or else clean, polish (...then wax, remove wax, then wax, remove wax...) and watch out for the slightest hint of opacification and corrosion ...

-https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMCsXl9SGgY-

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I had the same issue on my two 2006 GTS250's that I had bought used. The pegs were corroding where the lacquer coat had been damaged.

I used a wire wheel on my drill to take off the lacquer, used a primer specifically for aluminum and then painted them black. One scooter is black and the other is gray, so the pegs look ok painted black. Much better than the corroded look!
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This was my solution for that lol🙈🤣

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This was my solution for that lol🙈🤣

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Thescooterbud wrote:
This was my solution for that lol🙈🤣

... you are a thousand light years ahead ...
lol Nerd emoticon Thanks for the support brother! like I said before, I just love to make videos and help out the community!

In another hand, if you still want to keep the chrome look of the foot pegs, you could also strip down the old clear coat like I show on the video and then start sanding down (from like 800, 1000, 2000, 3000) until you get the shiny smooth surface again, then polish them and clear coat them! BOOM! brand new chrome foot pegs again! let me know if you want to see a video on how to do it! i'll be glad to! lol
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Thanks but I don't have a Vespa, just a dresser all made of plastic.
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Thanks but I don't have a Vespa, just a dresser all made of plastic.
That's not bad ether man!! With plastic fairing you have plenty of room to customize too lol 🙈🤣

Look what I did with my ET2-4 lol wrapped all these panels with Carbon Fiber and it looks really nice!
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here's what I did with that:

Gts foot peg refurbish
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here's what I did with that:

Gts foot peg refurbish
You did a great job on these! It Looks really nice!!
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sdjohn wrote:
here's what I did with that:

Gts foot peg refurbish
You did a great job on these! It Looks really nice!!
Thanks I've been pleased with them - they are holding up OK but the number of miles hasn't been too many this year with work from home going on... Still, it was a low cost effort and not much to lose if it failed since they looked so bad.
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Thescooterbud wrote:
sdjohn wrote:
here's what I did with that:

Gts foot peg refurbish
You did a great job on these! It Looks really nice!!
Thanks I've been pleased with them - they are holding up OK but the number of miles hasn't been too many this year with work from home going on... Still, it was a low cost effort and not much to lose if it failed since they looked so bad.
Exactly!! I been using mine quiet a bit with passengers usage after the pain job and they haven't pill off or anything, the trick is to give it a very well sand down, prime it and apply several coats of paint and clear, let them dry and cure for at least 48 hours before you assembled back together so they last longer
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My paint guru says 4-5 coats of clear enamel, sanding with 2000 grit paper between each totally dry coat.

Rather bead-blast or soda-blast the corrosion off.
Grit or sandblasting is a bit rough on the polished surfaces.
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Sorry for reviving an old thread, but after my GTS was unceremoniously set on its side by some kind member of my community, I used scooterbud's advice above by progressively sanding the aluminum down and finishing with some rustoleum clear.

I will say the original clear coat was tough to get off all the way, and required a lot of wire brushing.

Decent results!
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Decent results!
Nice work!
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Mine hazed over a long time ago.
Removed them and stripped off the clear coat with Jasco paint stripper, applied aluminum polish.
I've polished them monthly since.
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